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Illusions of the Mind at Vail Theatre of the Arts
July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $20
Michael C. DeSchalit is a Multi-Award Winning Magician and Hypnotist from Las Vegas Nevada and has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years all across the country. His newest show, Illusions of the Mind, will take the audience on a journey into the human mind. He will amaze with demonstrations of mind reading, baffle you with feats of mentalism and influence, and will amuse you with his quit witted sense of humor. And just when you think your mind has been blown, he’ll take some very lucky audience members on a journey of their own, into their subconscious minds deeply into the world of mentalism.
What is mentalism?
Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Performances may appear to include telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, precognition, psychokinesis, memory feats, deduction, and rapid mathematics. Mentalists are sometimes categorized as psychic entertainers.
Mentalists generally do not mix “standard” magic tricks with their mental feats. Doing so associates mentalism too closely with the theatrical trickery employed by stage magicians. Many mentalist claim not to be magicians at all, arguing that it is a different art form altogether. The argument is that mentalism invokes belief and when presented properly, is offered as being “real”- be it a claim of psychic ability, or proof that supports other claims such as a photographic memory, being a “human calculator,” the power of suggestion, NLP, or other skills. Mentalism plays on the senses and a spectator’s perception of tricks.